Shields Valley sixth-grader wins spelling bee in Clyde Park


By Jean Skillman
Shields Valley News Correspondent


Sixth-grader Emma Woodruff  won Shields Valley Spelling Bee held Thursday morning in Clyde Park.

Taking second place was seventh-grader Sarah Lord and Gwen Collins, also a seventh-grader, took third. 

The students will participate in the Park County Spelling Bee Wednesday, Feb. 24,  at 1 p.m. at the Shane Lalani Center in Livingston. 

Others who participated in the local Spelling Bee were eighth-graders Emmett Gilbert, Karlee Worthington and Liz Chapel; seventh-grader Finn Sexton; sixth-grader Bridger Burkes; and fifth-graders Andie Estes and Hunter Willis.

The State Spelling Bee is March 19 in Billings.


Upcoming events

• The Books for Bikes awards assembly is Tuesday, Feb. 16, in the Wilsall school gym at 9 a.m. for kindergarten through third grade, and at 10:30 a.m. for fourth through sixth grade. Seven new bikes will be given away plus lots of books. This reading event is sponsored by the Masonic Lodge of Wilsall and the Women of Wilsall.

• The Shields Valley Senior Citizens potluck dinner starts at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at the Senior Center in Wilsall. There will be a music program and dramatic readings. 


99th birthday

Nearly 150 family members and friends came from across Montana to help Pearl D’Ewart celebrate her 99th birthday Saturday at the Shields Valley Senior Center in Wilsall. Although Pearl was unable to attend, those who did enjoyed visiting, looking at pictures and eating cake. 



Recent memorials given to the Wilsall Scholarship Fund were: for Francis Robinson and Wendell Lovely from Kay Seitz Gannon; for Jake Block from Mike and Cindy Block; for Tom Brogan from Dennis and Joyce Wilson.

Donations were also received from Joyce Grande, Con and Daphne Gillam, and Horatio and Elizabeth Potter.


Church news

Shields River Lutheran Men’s Breakfast is Saturday, Feb. 13. at 7 a.m. at the church in Wilsall.

• Soup and worship service will be held through Lent at Shields River Lutheran Church in Wilsall at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17 through March 16. There will be videos on the Reformation at these services.


Club news

• The Shields Valley Book Club meets Monday,  Feb. 15, at 1:30 a.m. at the Shields River Lutheran Church in Wilsall. The book being discussed this month is “Let the Great World Spin” by Colum McCann.



• The Clyde Park Bridge Club met Feb. 3 at the home of Joyce Sarrazin in Clyde Park. Prize winners were Kathy DeBoer, high; Ken DeBoer, bingo:  and Penny Arnold, low.

• Wilsall Women’s Pinochle Club met Monday afternoon at the Shields Valley Senior Center. Prize winners were Marie Smith, high; Marge Briggs, low; and Jean Landers, traveling.

• Winners of the Feb. 2 Senior Citizens card party were Jean Landers, first; Dorothy Lucas, second; and Stella Heath, low.

• Winners of the Feb. 9 Senior Citizens card party were Dorothy Lucas, first; Marie Smith, second; and Georgia Hogenson, low.


School Schedule 

• Feb. 10: The School Board meets at 7:30 p.m. in the Wilsall school Multipurpose Room.

• Feb. 12: The high school basketball teams play in White Sulphur Springs starting with the boys C-squad at 3 p.m.

• Feb. 13: The junior high and elementary boys basketball teams play White Sulphur Springs in Clyde Park starting at 9 a.m. The high school basketball teams play Harrison in Clyde Park starting at 4 p.m. with the boys junior varsity. This is Senior Night.

• Feb. 16: The Books for Bikes bike drawing is in the Wilsall gym at 9 a.m. for kindergarten through third grade, and at 10:30 a.m. for fourth through sixth grade. The elementary boys play basketball with St. Mary’s in Wilsall starting at 4:15 p.m.

• Feb. 17-20: District Basketball Tournament is at Manhattan Christian.